MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight [Leanne]: SWITCHBLADE JESUS


(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner / Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

For this year’s Maryland Doom Fest, we have been a primary sponsor for the event, sharing updates and info for a few months.  Pat got a jump on some of his ‘must see’ bands for the weekend’s festivities, check his last one [here].  Pat effectively stole a couple of my own ‘must sees’, so I only have one to share. It’s a doozy, though – SWITCHBLADE JESUS. Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight [Leanne]: SWITCHBLADE JESUS”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight: THE AGE OF TRUTH [Debut Release on Vinyl via Kozmik Artifactz]

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Our series spotlighting several of the bands performing at this year’s MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 continues with a look at one that I’m quite excited about (Leanne is, too). Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight: THE AGE OF TRUTH [Debut Release on Vinyl via Kozmik Artifactz]”

Ripple Music Signs LIGHTNING BORN (C.O.C., Demon Eye, Bloody Hammers, Etc. Members); Returning To MARYLAND DOOM FEST This Month


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

What do you get when you take some musicians from such notable acts as Corrosion Of Conformity, Demon Eye, Bloody Hammers, Hour Of 13, The Hell No, etc., and unite them in one band setting? Continue reading “Ripple Music Signs LIGHTNING BORN (C.O.C., Demon Eye, Bloody Hammers, Etc. Members); Returning To MARYLAND DOOM FEST This Month”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight: MOLASSES BARGE


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Pittsburgh has long been cultivating its underground music scene into one possessing some of the finest bands that the U.S. has to offer. Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight: MOLASSES BARGE”

BACKWOODS PAYBACK Unveil New Album Details [Teaser Video]; Live Dates Including MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018

BACKWOODS PAYBACK

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Pennsylvania’s grunge exuding, alternative rocking, sludgy maestros of sound, BACKWOODS PAYBACK, have just announced the details of their new studio album release. Continue reading “BACKWOODS PAYBACK Unveil New Album Details [Teaser Video]; Live Dates Including MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight: DOOMSTRESS [Announces ‘They Came From Texas!’ Tour]


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

The Lone Star State’s DOOMSTRESS are one of the road doggin’-est bands active in the heavy rock underground today. Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight: DOOMSTRESS [Announces ‘They Came From Texas!’ Tour]”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – The Must-See Spotlight: ZED


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

For last year’s Maryland Doom Fest, both Leanne [Ridgeway] and I ran pieces that took a look at some of our own individual “high priority” bands, ones we were especially excited to see at MDDF. Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – The Must-See Spotlight: ZED”

WEEDEATER Announces U.S. Tour w/ ZEKE & SIERRA [Launch At Maryland Doom Fest]; Select Dates Include UNSANE

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

WEEDEATER will be heading out on a summer tour, one that will commence in late June with an the initial launch happening at The Maryland Doom Fest 2018. Continue reading “WEEDEATER Announces U.S. Tour w/ ZEKE & SIERRA [Launch At Maryland Doom Fest]; Select Dates Include UNSANE”

DOOMSTRESS Announces May U.S. Tour [Launches @ L.O.U.D. Fest] Band To Play Day 2 Of The Maryland Doom Fest 2018


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Our friends from the Texas-based, retro-heavy unit DOOMSTRESS have just announced a planned U.S. touring trek they’ve set for May. Continue reading “DOOMSTRESS Announces May U.S. Tour [Launches @ L.O.U.D. Fest] Band To Play Day 2 Of The Maryland Doom Fest 2018”

THE OBSESSED Confirm U.K. – Ireland Tour Prior To Maryland Doom Fest Headline Slot

The Obsessed
THE OBSESSED (Photo Courtesy Of Susie Costantino)

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Maryland’s reactivated punk-tinged doomers THE OBSESSED have announced plans for a short tour of the U.K. and Ireland launching later this month. Continue reading “THE OBSESSED Confirm U.K. – Ireland Tour Prior To Maryland Doom Fest Headline Slot”

Riff Relevant Interviews: BACKWOODS PAYBACK [Video]; To Play MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

West Chester, Pennsylvania’s Backwoods Payback are one of the most unique, stand-alone bands existing in the music underground.  I say that because they walk a genre-taut tightrope between some very diverse points in the sonic stratosphere. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: BACKWOODS PAYBACK [Video]; To Play MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018”